Live music venue HI-FI, located in the popular Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis, will re-open to the public on Friday, January 20 with a fresh look and expanded performance space increasing the venue capacity to 400 people. Indianapolis native Otis Gibbs will headline the grand reopening, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance ($15 at the door), available via Ticketfly or here.
The 30-day transformation, which included acquiring the space formerly occupied by local art gallery iMOCA, will accommodate the increase in both visitors and touring artists. With the new venue size, the HI-FI is now able to attract larger acts and provide a desirable mid-sized event space while continuing to grow with a neighborhood known for its art and music culture.
The growth will create an enhanced experience for visitors and artists with a dedicated artist green room, an expansive stage, new restroom facilities, a dedicated box office, additional seating, and upgraded sound and lighting systems.
“Our focus has always been on creating amazing live music experiences,” says HI-FI owner Josh Baker. “This expansion will allow us to hone in some key elements of that experience for our fans. With our focus on artist development, our expanded space will maintain its scalability allow us to expand and contract to suit a wide range of shows and artists including general admission and seated events.”
“A room this size will fill a void in the Indy market and provide a good proving ground for bands looking to grow into Indy’s bigger rooms, like The Vogue,” said Jason King, Entertainment Manager at The Vogue and owner of IndyMoJo Presents.
HI-FI has been on a growth trajectory since opening its doors in 2014. The venue has averaged 160 shows annually and will have hosted more than 500 shows over the past three years. Shows are constantly being added to the ever-growing schedule.
HI-FI 2017 Winter – Spring Schedule
January 20 – Opening Night | Otis Gibbs w/ Amy Lashley
January 21 – The Tillers
January 24 – Joan of Arc
January 27 – Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
January 28 – Gangstagrass
January 29 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise
February 1 – Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Dead Horses
February 2 – Wayne Hancock
February 3 – Free First Friday w/ Metavari
February 4 – Corey Cox
February 9 – Myzica
February 13 – Busty & The Bass
February 14 – The Marcus King Band
February 16 – K.FLAY
February 17 – Jay Brookinz Battle League
February 18 – Opposites Attract w/ moxxie, The Stampede String Band
February 24 – An Evening with Chamber Music
February 25 – Old Shoe & The Schwag feat. Allie Kral
March 4 – 2nd Annual Random Band Challenge
March 5 – Mickey Avalon
March 6 – The Wild Reeds
March 7 – THE GROWLERS
March 10 – Bollywood Bhangra w/ DJ Kyle Long
March 13 – Eisley
March 15 – Elizabeth Cook
March 16 – Agent Orange, The Queers, Guttermouth
March 17 – The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band CD Release Party
March 24 – Andy Suzuki & The Method Record Release
April 5 – Margo Price
April 6 – Tom Waits Tribute
April 8 – Saint Aubin, Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery
April 14 – TAUK
April 29 – The Easthills – 5th Anniversary Concert Celebration
May 3 – Eilen Jewell
May 21 – Oddisee & Good Company
April 27 – Bollywood Bhangra w/ DJ Kyle Long
For more information about Hi-Fi and its concert schedule, please visit hifiindy.com.